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September 11, 2011
Thank you Tony Sanfilippo , Assistant Press Director at Penn State Press, for laying out the challenges faced by university presses so clearly in his post "Price and printruns" on 9/8/11.Can we brainstorm some solutions to the high price of University Press books together?
September 11, 2011
I am writing this blog in a hotel in Seattle. I picked the hotel because it has LEEDS certification and in this way I am supporting businesses that share my priorities. I am here to attend the Bat Mitzvah of a close family friend's daughter and I am viewing the weekend as a nice change of pace.
September 11, 2011
On the morning of September 11, 2001, I walked Ben to school as usual. On the way, also as usual, we met other kids in his class and their caregivers. Everyone was marveling at the odd, and oddly beautiful, silvery streaks in the sky. I wondered if a blimp had exploded.
September 9, 2011
I get daily newsletters from greenbiz.com. I generally scan the headlines, but often don't read the articles -- a significant portion of the cases they promote I consider to be greenwashing. On the other hand . . .
September 9, 2011
[This section below follows an introduction to the overarching subject of privacy as a matter of law, social norms and culture in the United States. It is the first of the three posts on the USA-Patriot Act extracted from a longer article. Note that this section raises the question of whether the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 should be amended for its failure to map Internet technology to Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.] 
September 9, 2011
What can be said? Writer Philip Graham, who recently posted a book review here, has a moving story called "8:46" in Numéro Cinq. Click through to have a look. I find I don't have any more to say than what I wrote here a couple of years ago, which I'll re-post below. *** "Of Teaching Melville on 9/12"
September 8, 2011
I’ve been following with interest the stories about the Federal government trying to decide which measures to use to judge the performance of various community colleges against each other.Unfortunately, it appears that some of the measures chosen are far too simplified to give good information.
September 8, 2011
I’ve been following with interest the stories about the Federal government trying to decide which measures to use to judge the performance of various community colleges against each other. Unfortunately, it appears that some of the measures chosen are far too simplified to give good information.

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